[ILUG] NTL's Internet offering
wesley at blackstar.co.uk
Sat Sep 30 21:22:09 IST 2000
I'm in Belfast, so most of what I say probably isn't all that
UKP9.25 for phone line and basic cable TV. The only channel in
there that I wouldn't otherwise get is The Simpsons Channel
(aka Sky One ;-). That includes free 24x7 internet access.
Call charges are dirt cheap. 3p a minute during the day, 2p
in the evening, 1p at weekends. That's to the whole UK and,
AFAIK, to down south too. 3.5p or so minimum call charge,
though. :-( I think calls to other local (residential only,
possibly) ntl phones are 3.5p regardless of length at
Another phone line would be UKP5 a month. A cable modem would
be UKP40 a month, with UKP175 installation. :-(The cable modem
itself costs UKP150)-:
I have one or two reservations about ntl as a business isp/telco,
but as a home user I think they're just *great*.
PS. Usual disclaimers - I don't work for ntl, speak for ntl, own
shares in ntl etc. Just a happy residential customer and a vocal,
mildly unhappy (relatively speaking) business customer. ;-)
On Sat, Sep 30, 2000 at 04:09:49PM +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
> I called NTL today to ask what they're offering. For £20 per month, you get
> their basic cable TV package, unlimited Internet access and two telephone
> lines, with "very competitive" call charges. I'm currently paying:
> Item £ / month
> Eircom line rental 13.20
> NTL basic cable TV 9.20
> ESAT SurfFree base 20.00
> ESAT SurfFree charged ~10.00
> That's going to save me £32.40 a month. With figures like that, will Eircom
> ever deploy ADSL or will they jut give up in despair.
> Of course, the jury's still out on the quality of any of NTL's services, so
> that is of course a factor. NTL were just voted the best ISP in the UK, so
> my helpful sales person told me, for whatever that's worth.
> But there's one little fly in the ointment - service won't be available
> where I live for at least 6 months. Has anyone on the list got this service
> yet, and if so, how does the reality compare to the hype ?
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